Plant tracking specialist AMI Group has been shortlisted for the ‘Product Innovation of the Year’ accolade at the London Construction Awards 2018 The London Construction Awards ceremony is being hosted by comedian and broadcaster Marcus Brigstocke on 23 October 2018 at the Royal Garden Hotel in Kensington, London. AMI Group is...
The diverse UK plant hire market is forecast to experience modest growth in 2018, benefiting from the HS2 project which is due to be started in the Autumn
A study by consulting engineer WSP on behalf of Transport for London has determined that using larger articulated lorries for deliveries to construction sites, instead of the rigid trucks currently used, would decrease pollution and traffic
The UK is currently experiencing a brick shortage, with many companies being forced to wait over 12 months for bricks. Not only is this slowing down development, it’s also driving up the cost of bricks massively
Retail sales of construction and earthmoving equipment in the UK market increased by 3.8% in the second quarter of 2018, compared with the same period in 2017
A consortium led by the Scottish technology firm Artemis Intelligent Power has secured £11m from the Advanced Propulsion Centre UK to help develop a new generation of ‘Digital Displacement’ hydraulic pumps and motors to be used in off-road vehicles
Housebuilders’ costs rose 3.4% in the year to Q1 2018, according to the BCIS Private Housing Construction Price Index (PHCPI)
The construction plant sector has a promising future judging by the outstanding calibre of the this year’s entrants for the Stars of the Future awards hosted by the Construction Plant-hire Association (CPA)
According to the latest ONS figures, the brick industry has produced 7% more bricks in the first quarter of 2018 than in the same quarter last year, building on the 10-year high of 2 billion bricks delivered during 2017
Concerns about the availability of bricks and roof tiles are being reported by housebuilders. Brick stocks did recover slightly in the slow period at the beginning of the year but are at their lowest level since the beginning of 2015. While stocks of concrete roof tiles are also at their lowest for some time
The Construction Plant-hire Association (CPA) is hosting a Training on Plant in Construction (TOPIC) Forum on 25 April 2018 at Nuthurst Grange Hotel in Hockley Heath, Warwickshire, to formulate a strategy on the future direction of skills development for construction plant and equipment
The CEA’s annual conference, Innovation is Here, is set to help explain how companies can embrace digital opportunities, and will take place at One Great George Street, London, on 22 March
A stolen JCB 2CX loader has been recovered thanks to the installation of a battery operated tracking device from AMI Group AMI Group were able to locate a stolen JCB, by using the wireless, covertly installed battery operated tracking device, within a few hours of it first being reported stolen. After...
UK exports of construction and earthmoving equipment remains resilient in 2017, showing a 21% increase in the first 9 months compared with 2016